What caused the decline in the black vote during 2016 elections

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The black voter turnout was also affected by the historical patterns; this research was very relevant to young voters that are becoming a significant target group for the presidential candidates. The lawmakers must understand Their behaviors, attitudes and also their desires to create better strategies that will result in mobilizing a handy block of African-American millennial in a decidedly better way. Chapter 1: Introduction The black people are also found in the United States of America. They consist of about 40% of the total population in the United States. During the last general elections in the United States the black people were not given enough rights to vote, they had a lot of a hard time when voting, this was a significant hindrance because, if one is a citizen of United States of America, whether black or white should have the right to vote the leader who he or she wants.

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Gillies, 2017) Though the literature review mostly focuses o different things that affected the voter turnout in 2016 among the African-Americans, also the two presidential candidates had a considerable part to play in the decline of the black voter turnout. Specifically, some of the groups brought a lot of political significance and also parental expectations from all the political processes. There are some of the factors that led to the decline of the black vote during the national elections in 2016. The United States is one of the nations in the world that is well known for racism, and if racism is not controlled, it can lead to a lot of problems, not just to united states but the whole world in general. Some of the factors that led to the decline of the black vote include; Strict voting laws During the 2016 general elections in the United States, the voting laws were changed; the rules were very harsh on the black people and also very strict.

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Photo identification will affect some citizens in the United States, some of the citizens are born with some features, e. g. a woman can be taken with a beard, and this will affect the woman because, during the voting day, when the electoral officers look at the photo, they will definitely say that it’s not the same person in the photo identification card. Voting location was another law that was passed during the 2016 elections. Some of the states that faced this voting restrictions include; Alabama, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, and Ohio. The felons are also affected by the voter suppression because they are very committed to a specific felony making it very hard for them to vote for a leader they wish to. Racism is also connected to voter suppression because from the results we can see that many black voters did not vote due to this issue, while when it comes to the white voters about 70% of them voted, which proves that racism also contributed to voter suppression.

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Another form of voter registration was purging of the voter rolls, supporters of a particular leader will do anything to ensure that their leader has passed the elections. That's why some of the Donald Trump’s advisers tried to deny some of the voters the right to vote, for Donald Trump to win the elections, they did this mostly in Hillary Clintons strongholds. Kansas was one of the states that faced this purges. Inequality in supplying the resources during the Election Day was another thing that made the vote number goes down by a great name. Some of the states in the United States were given fewer resources to conduct the election, while some of the rules were given enough resources making the voting process very easy and faster for them.

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The voting cannot go on during the weekends; this made it harder for the working class people to vote when the resources are not enough. The delays in the polling stations ragged behind the process of voting, this happened in Florida and also in South Carolina. When the resources were not enough some of the polling stations were forced to be closed because the process of voting cannot continue if the funds are not full, this also facilitated to the decrease of the black vote. This proves that racism contributed a lot to the decline of the voter turnout in the 2016 elections. The Obama factor This is one of the essential elements of them all, because Obama as the retired president of united states of America served his years and retired, but one of the aspirants of the presidency seat is his secretary of state Hillary Clinton, this made the black Americans like Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump, but this did not apply to all the black Americans.

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Some of them were very comfortable with the fact that Donald Trump will be able to take united states to a further economic level because he is a professional businessman. In one of the Hillary Clintons campaigns, he attacked Donald Trump by saying that he is spreading hatred among the citizens of United States, but this was not a very good accusation because some of the black Americans did not like it. But the 25% of the black Americans reported that their children are living in unsafe neighborhoods making it very dangerous for their lives. In the 2016 United States of America elections was the first time for the African –Americans to reveal a little voter turnout for the last 20 years. The prominent black Americans were not very happy having the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has their democratic nominee, they came way a way to frame her and compared her to Donald trump.

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the African Americans felt that it was awful for the democratic party to take the black votes in vail and they decided to teach them a good lesson and decide to start a campaign “don’t vote”. The campaign affected the voter turnout because the African-Americans were not voting due to their “don’t vote” campaign. The republicans fear The Republicans dominated the largest population in the United States of America. During the 2016 united states general elections, Russia had hacked the system responsible for votes counting in America; this is to show them that they are powerful than them, this factor also reduced the number of voter turnout, because many voters always felt insecure. Americans living in Russia including the African-Americans faced a lot of problems because due to the issues they had, Russia banned the broadcasting of the elections, making the citizens worried about what is happening in their nation , maybe the voter registration had been repeated , this caused many people not to vote due to this differences.

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security is the first priority when it comes to national elections. If the security of the nation is not stable during general elections, the national electoral commission of United States should stop the election process and wait for the guard to be permanent. Incarceration In the United States of America, prisoners have no right to vote; this is because they have committed crimes that do not help their country hence destroy and in that case, they have to vote right because the primary aim of voting is developing a nation. This means that genetics can also apply in political solutions. The age of a democracy The time in which an electoral process is used is significant in determining the voter turnout. in the 2016 elections; they introduced a new electoral process, in which the voters did not have enough time to learn and understand it, this mostly applied to the African-Americans because sometimes they are isolated by the government.

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The black people did not have enough time to understand the process. Hence they did not vote because they were confused on what to do and when to do it. Donald Trump also made an effort of employing some of his campaign managers that will make sure that they identify some of their strongholds parts of the nation, identify the voters and get them out of the polls , this is a strategy that Mr. Trump was granted by whit Ayres one of the veteran political consultants in united states. The hiring of pollsters, election consultants and also ad-makers is another strategy that Donald Trump used to take the black votes. These people travel all over the United States addressing the electoral process and the co-values of their leader Donald Trump. Donald Trump did not seem to do much when compared to his opponent Hillary Clinton.

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Gillies) The culinary help from Clinton is another ground gaming strategy; as a representative of the most famous and also influential labor union in the United States, she had great support from almost all labor unions. She used this to spread the message of labor equality and efficiency to the people of America. But it was not a successful strategy because some of the workers that work in the labor union protest against her saying that she was a racist and she was of a different color from theirs. This protests happened in Las Vegas Street, her advisers and campaign managers cleared the matter and said that it was fueled by the opposition leader, Donald Trump. Gillies) There was also a protest outside trumps hotel in Las Vegas, the protesting workers blamed trump for not listening to their woes, but this was a ground gaming strategy from Hillary Clinton so that the black people can hate Donald Trump.

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g. Ohio and Las Vegas and Texas. This is some of the roads that are well known in crimes. Deaths, rape cases, fraud and kidnapping cases have been heard on these streets. This was the first political frame that Donald trump established; this made the African-American people happy because for the first time a leader has talked about the crimes in their neighborhoods. To make America great, he will aim at the immigration activities, the foreign policy and lastly the taxes. Building a high wall on the southern border of united states and make Mexico pay for it, this is one of the promises he made, but his supporters argued that the wall will be very costly. Banning Muslims from going to united states, since the shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, trump was very angry and promised to ban Muslims entering united states, that is until the nation figure out well what is happening and why.

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Imposing tariffs on all the goods that are manufactured in Mexico and China, this is the words trump said to his supporters , but the united states trade representative for the last 10 years warren Murayama, advised him that the decision will result to trade war and also result in loss of many jobs from the two nations. Farrington) Trump also promised to replace the Obama care with a better market-based alternative, that will be more productive than the Obama care. Hillary Clinton promised families that earn less than earn less than $125,000 dollars annually, to eliminate the tuition fees that the students pay at public universities. According to the analyst the plan is more expensive, but according to Clinton she will add some debt-relief programs, that will be costing about $350 billion, that is if it is calculated to cover ten years approximately.

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Clinton's plan to reform immigration and create a way to citizenship so that families can stay together is very different to trump's which main aim was to build a wall separating Mexico and united states at the southern border of united states. Clinton promised to stand up and refuse Trump’s decision to eliminate the Obama care and said that she would come up with an affordable healthcare program that will be available to all the people that are in need of it. Instead of eliminating the Obama care program she will create an affordable Obama care act and which mission will be to offer universal healthcare. In addition to that, she said she would tax for those wealthy class people, that's is a 4 percent will be hiked for incomes that are over $5 million dollars.

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Banning entirely of attacks on working families and also banning of the trans-pacific partnership, as she refers to it as a bad trade deal. This means she will keep away from the Obama’s administration. In this issue trump also supports her as it is believed that the agreement of the partnership is not yet met. Increasing the national federal minimum wage, this means that the salary will be raised from $7. In our case, we dealt with the decline of the black vote in United States election in 2016. Work cited Gillies, Jamie. Political Marketing In The 2016 U. S. Presidential Election. Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983). Nicholas Lehman. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America (New York: Vintage Books, 1992).

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